Eilat Israel is the beach resort town of Southern Israel. With its beautiful beaches on the shore of the Red Sea, panoramic views of the Gulf of Aqaba, coral reefs, and desert trails, it is easy to see why an Eilat vacation is so popular, whether as a stop on a longer journey in the Middle East or as a destination in itself. Sun worshippers will head straight for the North Beach, where numerous hotels, resorts, and restaurants are found. The Tayalet Promenade along the shore is a nice place to walk along the Eilat beach while shopping, dining, and watching street performances. No Eilat vacation is complete without a taste of the city's delicious falafel, which can be found at reasonable prices everywhere.
The southern beach in Eilat Israel is aptly named Coral Beach, and it is a excellent place for underwater sports such as snorkeling and scuba diving in the crystal-clear waters. The coral reef is protected by Israel's Nature Reserve Authority, and many varicolored fish, turtles, eels, and other sea animals, including sharks, can be seen. Dive schools and shops abound for those who travel to Eilat intending to earn their diving certification. The beach is also popular for kitesurfing and windsurfing. For those who wish to examine underwater life on their Eilat vacation but do not want to dive for their views, Eilat's Coral World Underwater Observatory, with its impressive white tower, is a good alternative, especially for children. Dolphin Reef, south of town, also offers visitors a chance to swim with the dolphins. Additionally, cruising in a glass-bottom boat, or even in a submarine, are other ways to experience the sea, even if you're more of a landlubber.
Eilat Israel is the country's southernmost city and is separated from the rest of the country by the Negev desert. Many adventurers travel to Eilat for the spectacular desert scenery, and trail hiking, exploring by jeep, and camel trekking are all popular. The Eilat Mountains Nature Reserve has beautiful trails and views of the Great Rift Valley. Adventure-lovers may also enjoy mountain biking or rappelling from the desert cliffs. Nature-lovers will want to head for the Hai-Bar Yotvata Nature Reserve, a wildlife refuge and research station that attempts to reintroduce endangered desert animals into the wilds of the Negev desert. Parents who travel to Eilat with children may be interested in Kings' City, a biblically themed amusement park built to look like a large palace. Eilat's Observatory is also a point of interest, and visitors can look deep into the clear desert sky as well as peruse several exhibits.
Meanwhile, those wanting to get away can spend some time volunteering at a nearby kibbutz, learning to farm or to speak Hebrew. When the many attractions inside the city have been seen, visitors to Eilat are well-placed to continue their journeys nearby, to the Egyptian town of Taba, or to the ancient city of Petra across the border in Jordan, as well as to other destinations in Israel, such as Jerusalem and Haifa. Visitors may be reluctant to leave Eilat, however, with its desert treks, unique wildlife, and beautiful beaches that truly earn it the title, the Window on the Red Sea.